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Savvy Startup Podcast

Jun 10, 2020

This episode is part 2 of a series looking at racism specifically in business, leadership, and in the workplace.

In this episode, Irene interviews Karen Robinson who helps brand new managers learn how to lead actual, complex human beings and become the leaders the world desperately needs.

She blends coaching and mentoring with hearty, straight-talking advice on the things nobody ever tells you about - like how to kick your boss out of a meeting they don't need to be in, or how to get out of the crying-in-the-loos-at-lunchtime rut. She has a non-negotiable rule of understanding your power and privilege and how to use it for good and a talent for fierce conversations.

She is a happy but hapless amateur chef and a passionate advocate for anti-racism and a society inclusive of those most often marginalized. She's the person you call when you need tonnes of love and zero bullshit. 

Connect with Karen: 

Instagram: @karen_heights


Resources and people mentioned: 

Reni Eddo Lodge Book: Why I'm no longer talking about race and her social media (NB she has explicitly requested that if anyone buys her book, they also donate the same amount of money to the Minnesota Freedom Fund)

Layla F Saad Book: Me and White Supremacy and her social media

Rachel Cargle: social media, website, 'The great Unlearn' and 'do the work' educational series. 

Ibram X Kendi: Book: How to be an anti racist

Cephas Williams and 56 Black Men: Social media and websites (this is how we met, through a conversation Cephas started)

Munroe Bergdorf @munroebergdorf
Salma El Wardarny @salmaelwardany
Remi Arnold @spacewithremi (Instagram and Twitter)

Ashanti Bentil-Dhue
Equity & Inclusion Expert
Visibility > Profit Group 

White Paper: The urgency and opportunity of investing in millennial and generation Z black women in UK workplaces post COVID19. WHITE PAPER 


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